School Security Officer

Cresthaven Academy Charter School | Plainfield, NJ


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Posted Date 12/04/2023
Expiration Date3/31/2024



Cresthaven Academy Charter School exists to provide a comprehensive education to our scholars that develops the whole child through academic excellence, physical wellness, emotional health, and character enrichment.  Our school is built on the belief that all children, regardless of race or economic status, can succeed when given equal access to a high-quality education.  Each of our scholars will be empowered to overcome challenges and equipped to sustain their success in school and beyond.  

Cresthaven Academy Charter School opened in August 2016 with 75 kindergarten scholars, and adds a grade each academic year until we are a K-8 school.  All Cresthaven Academy scholars receive access to the best educators and resources, serving to actualize each child’s potential and setting them on the path to college.  Cresthaven Academy Charter School is supported by Cresthaven Academy Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The Foundation exists to support the school and teaching  staff in all things outside of classroom instruction, reducing the risk of burnout and raising academic standards by allowing educators to focus on their scholars. Together we incorporate comprehensive support for scholars and families into the education model, including an afterschool program, in order to inspire excellence in character, identity, and academics in each child.  

Cresthaven Academy is focused on supporting excellent teaching that closes the achievement gap.  We recognize that teachers are the most important in-school factor contributing to student achievement.  We also value leadership and support staff because they facilitate, encourage, and help to foster the developmental growth of scholars to achieve physical, social and mental well-being by providing quality care and expertise in their respective roles.  


To provide security and protection for students, staff, and school property

  • Patrols building and grounds to protect against illegal entry, acts of violence, vandalism
  • Conducts regular inspections of windows, doors, and other points of entry to ensure that they are secure 
  • Patrols school grounds to observe unauthorized persons or vehicles, and overall security of the outside area including exterior lighting and emergency access routes 
  • Checks identification of visitors entering the schools or other district facilities 
  • Conduct building sweeps during drills and emergency evacuations
  • Participates in the district’s/school’s emergency and crisis management plan when applicable 
  •  Notifies building administrator and other appropriate authority of any situation requiring immediate attention


  • High school diploma or equivalent;
  • Bilingual preferred 
  • Experience in law enforcement, school security and/or public safety preferred 
  • Knowledge of security measures, fire prevention, and crowd control. Ability to maintain order and to work with groups and individuals on matters of security and crisis management 
  •  Strong problem-solving skills and ability to communicate 
  • Must be able to use technology efficiently such as computer, two-way radio, video monitors, buzz-in systems, electronic surveillance equipment
  • Ability to read, write, communicate effectively, understand and follow verbal and written instructions 

Primary Location

Cresthaven Academy Charter School

Salary Range

Per Year

Shift Type

Full-Time & Part- Time positions available

Cresthaven Academy offers a competitive salary and benefits, commensurate with experience and skills.  Cresthaven Academy Charter School is an equal opportunity employer.

Type of Job (K-12 or Higher Ed.)

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